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4 hours ago, Darren said:

The new prog (2154, Hope on the cover, came on Saturday to subscribers but out on Wednesday for everyone else) answers some questions about Hershey's last request and raises quite a few more...

 

I subscribe to both mags digitally and the sods make me wait until Wednesday!

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Rebellion is launching a Best of 2000 AD limited series to the US direct market:

 

https://nerdist.com/article/get-to-know-the-best-of-2000-ad-with-a-new-monthly-series-exclusive/

 

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The publisher shared a press release with us that’s filled with all the awesome details fans new and old fans need to know about what Rebellion is calling their “highest-profile ‘direct market’ release.” “2000 AD today announces it is launching a brand new title in April 2020 – Best of 2000 AD – as a new 12-issue US-format, perfect-bound series featuring a selection of the most incendiary and exciting new science-fiction comics from the legendary UK publisher. Launching in April 2020, Best of 2000 AD is intended as the ultimate 2000 AD mix-tape – an anthology of full-colour stories specially chosen to be accessible to a whole new generation of comic readers who may never have picked up 2000 AD in its traditional format.”

 

Aside from each issue being stacked to the brim with some of the absolute best stories from the history of the magazine, in full color, it’s also going to feature covers from a whole bunch of your absolute favorite artists. “The first new major monthly title from the British publisher in almost 30 years, the first 100-page issue will be headlined by a self-contained 48-page Judge Dredd adventure and supported by three of the stand-out series from the ‘Galaxy’s Greatest Comic’, primarily focusing on the critically-acclaimed Rebellion era. The title boasts brand-new covers from an all-star line-up of New York Times best-selling and Eisner award-winning artists including Jamie McKelvie (The Wicked and The Divine), Becky Cloonan (Gotham Academy), Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead), Erica Henderson (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl), and Annie Wu (Hawkeye), with more to be revealed. The entire 12-issue volume will feature design by highly-acclaimed designer Tom Muller (House of X/Powers of X).”

 

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Thanks

 

i saw that if I subscribed for a year I would get access to 3 months of back issues... that will not got very far back for the Meg though obvs. 

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It's not strictly 2000AD I know*, but the first volume of Pat Mills and Carlos Ezquerra's Third World War is out now. Apparently it's the first time it's ever been reprinted since its original publication in Crisis, 2000AD's attempt at a more mature comic, in the late 80s. The first issue came out in September 1988 just before I started university so it's very strongly associated with strident student politics for me, helped of course by Mills' "you can never be too on the nose" writing. I haven't started reading it yet but just flicking through takes me right back.

 

https://smile.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1781087512/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

*it kind of is though, because one of the main characters in this story later showed up in his own (not especially good) series in the prog.

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4 hours ago, Darren said:

It's not strictly 2000AD I know*, but the first volume of Pat Mills and Carlos Ezquerra's Third World War is out now. Apparently it's the first time it's ever been reprinted since its original publication in Crisis, 2000AD's attempt at a more mature comic, in the late 80s. The first issue came out in September 1988 just before I started university so it's very strongly associated with strident student politics for me, helped of course by Mills' "you can never be too on the nose" writing. I haven't started reading it yet but just flicking through takes me right back.

 

https://smile.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1781087512/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

*it kind of is though, because one of the main characters in this story later showed up in his own (not especially good) series in the prog.

 

Comixology also have this if digital is your thing. 

 

I had never heard of it before i really can't wait to give it a read. 

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Are you sure it's on Comixology? I just checked the UK site and they don't even have Rebellion listed as a publisher. I even checked Titan just in case someone else had the digital license (Since they do Hookjaw) but nothing.

 

Got a link? I wish Rebellion would come on Comixology. I really don't like their app.

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10 hours ago, Flub said:

Are you sure it's on Comixology? I just checked the UK site and they don't even have Rebellion listed as a publisher. I even checked Titan just in case someone else had the digital license (Since they do Hookjaw) but nothing.

 

Got a link? I wish Rebellion would come on Comixology. I really don't like their app.

 

Apologies same name but completely different book, good job that you questioned it or i would be reading a Euro title instead. 

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I'd buy the living shit out of Rebellion titles on Comixology. I'd certainly move my 2000AD and Meg sub there.

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You know what I'm loving at the moment? They've finally gotten robot Judges working, Dredd has accepted them *and* they've made them all individuals and good, funny characters in their own right. And it all felt natural.

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The best thing about Dredd is things like this, slow character development across multiple storylines.  He hated the idea of robot judges for YEARS, and now he's slowly coming round.  As a regular reader you go on the same journey as the character, over the same time periods.  I can't think of anything else that works in this way.  Nothing else in 2000ad does this, and when I used to read US superhero comics, nothing worked the same way due to the regular changes of creative teams, and shorter, self-contained story arcs.  Nothing in any other medium I can think of does this either (long running newspaper strips, or cartoons like The Simpsons, keep the characters the same forever.  TV soaps could potentially do this, but don't, as far as I'm aware). 

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I started (re)reading Third World War today - Pat Mills managed to go a whole two panels before getting in a not-so-subtle dig at his other employer!

 

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Is that a dig or a compliment? Maybe both, Pat is definitely generous with both. And it was the same employer, Steve McManus was even the editor of Crisis. 

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Yes it was basically OTT to 2000AD’s Tiswas (80s references ahoy) but I definitely read it as a dig. Maybe a bit of both, Pat’s always been one for enthusiastically biting the hand that feeds.

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